Felix Planting One Trillion Trees

October 25th, 2017

Every year about 10 billion trees are cut down,  yes I mean 10 billion trees! And I read about this  guy is trying to get people to a plant 1 trillion trees.  I think his name is Felix, I forgot but I read about it in an article in Science World, October 9th Issue I believe if you have Science World. He’s trying to get everyone to plant trees so he can transplant 1 trillion trees, he’s already planted about more than 1 billion trees.  You can also read about Felix here: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/felix-finkbeiner-plant-for-the-planet-one-trillion-trees/

Helping ninjas, age 10, 5th grade,

Composting

October 24, 2017

Composting

I read about composting and I think it is great and like it because we can help our environment by stopping carbon dioxide being put into the air.

Helping Ninja, age 8, 2nd Grade, College Wood

Helping Ninja Mission: Watch Eco Plastics Short Video

 

October 25, 2017

Helping Ninja Mission: Watch Eco Plastics Short Video

I ‘Watched Stream of Plastics” and I learned from watching that video that there’s a lot of trash in the world especially plastic and its polluting and ruining earth. And much today bad stuff can happen if we don’t do stop it.Their our a bunch of animals dying and a bunch of other bad stuff.  And,  if we don’t help, who’s going to help? I liked it because there are good people trying to help the world and trying to stop the plastic companies making more plastic, if they stop we wouldn’t have it to throw everywhere. Something cool was these scientists  created a global app on your  phone– you can take on pictures of trash and then tell the authorities  where it is. I don’t have the app but I thought I will try by taking a picture of trash next time I see a bunch of trash and send it to someone who can help.

Helping Ninja, age 8, 3rd Grade, College Wood

Mission: Watch video about Plastic in our world

Hi I completed the mission to watched the following film shown at the Eco Film Festival,  “Streams of Plastic,”Gary Bencheghib’s short film: https://youtu.be/pXVbi05RaCE. 

I watched it with three of my friends, and I liked the video because it made me realize I can encourage people to start helping the world and cleaning up trash. And they should not just throw it around places where it’s not actually supposed to be. Because what happens if we the world keeps on getting more polluted, by the future then once us kids are grown the pollution will be too high to go outside your house. Because if we don’t pick up trash the world can be too polluted. If we don’t clean it up who do you think will clean it up, nobody.  If the world is just too polluted  sot hat we can’t live there anymore – that’s really sad because this is the only planet right now that is supposed to be the only planet where any human is able to live.  I want to be helping life so what we should do is to help to help pick up trash so that way the world has less pollution. And I know that sadly China’s already really polluted.  It’s actually true that all the pollution in China  can come all the way to the United States and we none of us want that from countries and no one else  in the world should either.

Helping Ninja, age 8, Carmel, IN College Wood

0 Waste

Hi Im a Hellping Ninja and I just watched this video, https://youtu.be/nYDQcBQUDpw

It is about a girl who lives for 5 years with basically zero waste because it all fit into one jar. I couldn’t believe it. I think I can help by sharing this with my friends, they should watch it because after I watched the video I realized I can actually help by asking people to please use less pollution like the girl did.  And, I could also just ask for people to start doing better things in the world and stop  buying a bunch of things, and doing things like going all the way down to a town, to maybe Fishers and you live in Carmel Indiana and they have a farmers market right next to them. And say maybe you could even start trying to grow it. Or say they go  all the way to the shopping mall and then they have to get all these things and packages when there are places you can buy used stuff and would cost less weight. Also, so you could compost the vines of the dead plants and other stuff you may have in a compost which would turn into a compost soil and then you can put it in soil again. And use it to then make new plants with that, so it’s basically reusing and recycling. Only buy things that you can resuse.

Helping Ninja, age 8, Carmel, IN

 

Helping Ninja Mission: Blessings In Back Pack

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Hi, I am  a Helping Ninja.  My favorite thing to do is draw and do arts and crafts. So, I really liked making cards  for children who get Blessings in Backpacks. I am lucky that I am not hungry on the weekends so I want to help. It was fun helping this charity because n the weekends there are more than 1.6 million hungry kids in our country and this charity gives food for them to eat on weekends. You can see how it works on the website Blessings In Backpacks.        Basically, it costs $100 to feed one child for the whole school year. Our Ninja Mission was to make cards for the kids who get a backpack. Maybe my card will help make someone smile. 

Maddie, Helping Ninja, age 9, Third Grade

Here are examples from their website that other have donated too!  Click on the picture to learn how you can start making cards today! 

Helping Ninja Mission: Learn About Composting

October 2017

Hi, I am a Helping Ninja and I wanted to complete the Helping Ninja Mission to learn more about composting so I asked my parents if I could search on the Internet for things you can compost. I found out there are over 100 things you can compost. Here is my list of some of the things that are compostable.

Helping Ninja, age 10, Carmel, IN, Fifth Grade

Orangutans are in danger

October 23, 2017

Hi Im a helping Ninja. I just learned about orangutans and their danger. I learned that their habitat is being destroyed by loggers for palm oil agriculture and the loggers eat the food of the rain forest because the log companies won’t provide food. No food left for orangutans. A female orangutan can only have babies every 3-5 years and 6000 estimated mothers were killed and captured 6000 babies. Only 1/3 of them lived. And the 2000 that lived and were sold as pets. I think this is very sad.  I want to help. So how do you help? You can help by adopting an orangutan at this website:  https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/orangutan. You can also help by just learning about it and telling others.

Helping Ninja, age 11,  Carmel, IN

Click on this picture to see where I found it – it came from this website about orangutans. Smithsonianmag.com

 

Endangered Species

Hi! I am a Helping Ninja and I learned that the Loggerhead Sea Turtle is almost an endangered species. They are in trouble because they don’t have enough beaches to lay their eggs. I realized that this might be because of climate change because the Artic is melting rising sea waters are flooding beaches. Also, pollution can kill the turtle when they eat waste people throw in the ocean by accident. They think its food.  I would like to help the turtles by asking people to put trash in our oceans. I saw them at Gulf World in Florida.

Helping Ninja, age 8, Carmel, IN College Wood

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What is acid rain?

Hi! I am a Helping Ninja and I just read about acid raid. It can happen because of too pollution in factories because of the smoke in the air and the too much electricity. Acid rain is poisonous rain that can cause stuff to dry up, like lakes and ponds, and then more species will become extent. The smoke in the air from large factories cause this acid rain. You should use solar power because it doesn’t make that happen.  So you should do stuff like turning lights off to save energy which will help air pollution. If you want to read the article too, click on the following link: https://www.konicaminolta.com/kids/endangered_animals/comics/05/index.html

Helping Ninja, age 8, Carmel, IN